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Maple Cinnamon Air Fryer Butternut Squash

This maple cinnamon Air Fryer Butternut Squash is a great side dish for the holidays or to serve alongside a weeknight meal. Gluten free, dairy free, paleo and vegan and works well with the Ninja Foodi!

air fryer butternut squash

πŸ’­ Why Make Butternut Squash In The Air Fryer?

It cooks quick! An air fryer uses dry circulating heat to cook food which makes it quicker than cooking in the oven. Check out my favorite air fryer review. 

Seasonal eating.  Eating butternut squash is a great way to eat seasonal produce as squash is harvested in the colder months. 

Easy Holiday Side Dish: everyone will enjoy this slightly sweet side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

This dish is dairy free, gluten free, paleo and vegan! 

πŸ§‚Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash: peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • Sea Salt:Β  sea salt brings out the natural sweetness of butternut squash and enhances the flavor of cinnamon and maple
  • Maple Sugar or Maple Syrup:Β  to get a light maple flavor, you can use maple syrup or maple sugar in this recipe

πŸ’­ Can You Roast A Whole Butternut Squash In The Air Fryer?

The answer to this is yes, but only if it is cut up! Most air fryers would not fit a whole butternut squash even if it is cut in half. The best bet to roast a whole butternut squash is to use your oven. 

πŸ“– How To Roast Butternut Squash In The Air Fryer

1️⃣ In a large bowl, toss diced butternut squash with avocado oil, cinnamon, sea salt and maple sugar or maple syrup until fully combined.

2️⃣ Add to air fryer basket in an even layer. 

3️⃣ Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes flipping halfway through. Serve hot. 

air fryer butternut squash

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³ Chef’s Tips

Try maple sugar as an alternative sweetener.  I recently started using maple sugar as a sweetener in certain recipes or even my morning coffee. 

The cooking time depends on how big you cut your butternut squash.  For this recipe, I cut the squash into half inch cubes. One large butternut squash gave me 5 cups of uncooked butternut squash. 

Store air fried butternut squash in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Do not air fry frozen butternut squash.  The texture will be mushy and not hold up well. 

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air fryer butternut squash

Maple Cinnamon Air Fryer Butternut Squash

This maple cinnamon air fryer butternut squash is a great side dish for the holidays or to serve alongside a weeknight meal.
4.43 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 56kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large Butternut Squash
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 tbsp Maple Sugar or Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Peel, seed and cut one large butternut squash into half inch cubes making sure every piece is close in size. One large butternut squash yields about 4-5 cups.
  • Add butternut squash to a large bowl and toss with avocado oil, cinnamon, maple sugar or maple syrup and sea salt.
  • Add to air fryer basket in an even layer and cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • Remove from air fryer basket and serve hot.

Notes

Recipe Tips:

  • Try maple sugar as an alternative sweetener.Β  I recently started using maple sugar as a sweetener in certain recipes or even my morning coffee.Β 
  • The cooking time depends on how big you cut your butternut squash.Β  For this recipe, I cut the squash into half inch cubes. One large butternut squash gave me 5 cups of uncooked butternut squash.Β 
  • Store air fried butternut squash in an airtight container for up to 5 days.Β 
  • Do not air fry frozen butternut squash.Β  The texture will be mushy and not hold up well.Β 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

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